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Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger

  • Author: John Osborne
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber Poetry
  • ISBN: 9780571322763
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 144
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Look Back in Anger transformed the face of British theatre; legend has it that audiences gasped at the sight of an ironing board on a London stage. John Osborne's play launched the 'angry young men' movement, writers from working or middle class background who had become disillusioned with British society, were sick of contemporary theatre's escapism, and wanted their work to reflect life as they knew it. The play tells the story of a love triangle between Jimmy, an intelligent and educated man of working class background, his upper-middle-class wife Alison, and her superior and disdainful best-friend Helena. Jimmy hates his wife's background, almost as much as he hates himself. Dark and savage, Look Back in Anger makes readers and audiences re-examine what was once called 'the good life'.

Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger

  • Author: John Osborne
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571300871
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 96
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In 1956 John Osborne's Look Back in Anger changed the course of English theatre. 'Look Back in Anger presents post-war youth as it really is. To have done this at all would be a significant achievement; to have done it in a first play is a minor miracle. All the qualities are there, qualities one had despaired of ever seeing on stage - the drift towards anarchy, the instinctive leftishness, the automatic rejection of "official" attitudes, the surrealist sense of humour . . . the casual promiscuity, the sense of lacking a crusade worth fighting for and, underlying all these, the determination that no one who dies shall go unmourned.' Kenneth Tynan, Observer, 13 May 1956 'Look Back in Anger . . . has its inarguable importance as the beginning of a revolution in the British theatre, and as the central and most immediately influential expression of the mood of its time, the mood of the "angry young man".' John Russell Taylor

John Osborne's Look back in anger

John Osborne's Look back in anger

  • Author: Aleks Sierz
  • Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
  • ISBN: 9780826492012
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 121
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Accessible informative critical introduction to Osborne's Look Back in Anger, a much-studied classic of post-war British drama.

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

  • Author: Adele Faber,Elaine Mazlish,Joanna Faber
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451663889
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 345
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Details a program for improving communication between parents and children, providing sample dialogues and role-playing exercises.

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

A Novel

  • Author: Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451673310
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 159
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A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.

Self-Help

Self-Help

  • Author: Lorrie Moore
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307816893
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 176
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"Brisk, ironic ... scalpel-sharp.... A funny, cohesive, and moving collection of stories." --The New York Times Book Review In these tales of loss and pleasure, lovers and family, a woman learns to conduct an affair, a child of divorce dances with her mother, and a woman with a terminal illness contemplates her exit. Filled with the sharp humor, emotional acuity, and joyful language Moore has become famous for, these nine glittering tales marked the introduction of an extravagantly gifted writer.

The Entertainer

The Entertainer

A Play

  • Author: John Osborne
  • Publisher: Samuel French Limited
  • ISBN: 9780573112065
  • Category:
  • Page: 80
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This play about the life and work of a second-rate music hall comic (brilliantly created by Sir Laurence Olivier in the original production) and staged only eleven months after the opening of Look Back in Anger, secured John Osborne's reputation and has become a classic of 20th century drama.

A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey

  • Author: Shelagh Delaney
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • ISBN: 9780435232993
  • Category: English drama
  • Page: 95
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The classic play about the complex, conflict ridden relationship between a teenage girl and her mother - Includes notes and assignments suggestions.

Epitaph for a Spy

Epitaph for a Spy

  • Author: Eric Ambler
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141190310
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 240
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Josef Vadassy, a Hungarian refugee and language teacher living in France, is enjoying his first break for years in a small hotel on the Riviera. But when he takes his holiday photographs to be developed at a local chemists, he suddenly finds himself mistaken for a Gestapo agent and a charge of espionage is levelled at him. To prove himself innocent to the French police, he must discover which one of his fellow guests at his pension is the real spy. As he desperately tries to uncover the true culprit�s identity, Vadassy must risk his job, his safety and everything he holds dear.

Poetic Diction

Poetic Diction

A Study in Meaning

  • Author: Owen Barfield
  • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
  • ISBN: 9780819560261
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 230
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Barfield discusses poetry’s meaning in terms of both his personal experience and objective standards of criticism.

Inadmissible Evidence

Inadmissible Evidence

  • Author: John Osbourne
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571283012
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 128
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I can't escape it. I can't forget it. And I can't begin again. Bill Maitland, a middle aged lawyer, struggles to avoid the harsh truths of his life. As those closest to him draw away, he puts himself on trial to fight for his sanity. John Osborne's poignant, witty and compelling portrait of loss, betrayal and defeat releases the author's characteristic display of soaring rhetorical venom to powerful effect. First performed at the Royal Court Theatre in 1964, Inadmissible Evidence received a major revival at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in October 2011. 'This is a work of stunning and intemperate power, a great bellow of rage and pain... there is a self-lacerating honesty about his writing that few other playwrights have come close to matching.' Daily Telegraph

Almost a Gentleman

Almost a Gentleman

An Autobiography : Volume II, 1955-1966

  • Author: John Osborne
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780571166350
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 283
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Following on from Osborne's first autobiographical book, A Better Class of Person, this book looks at the period 1955 to 1966. It covers the foundation of the English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre to the death of his artistic director and Osborne's mentor, George Devine. At the Royal Court he experienced years of high theatrical achievement and low backstage comedy. For the playwright it was a decade of baffling and often ludicrous notoriety and of emotional and matrimonial upheaval. During this period Osborne wrote The Entertainer, Luther, A Portrait for Me and Inadmissible Evidence, was propositioned by Marlene Dietrich, spent the night in a Mexican brothel, consoled Vivien Leigh, grappled with the Lord Chamberlain in St James's Palace and won an Oscar.

Field Work

Field Work

Faber Modern Classics

  • Author: Seamus Heaney
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780571331185
  • Category:
  • Page: 80
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Seamus Heaney was 'the greatest poet of our age' (Guardian). From his remarkable debut in 1966, he pioneered the poetry of our times across five decades of cultural and political change, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. Field Work, his fifth volume, from 1979, is a collection of poems that were among the finest he would ever write. Inspired by the four years that Heaney and his family spent in rural County Wicklow after leaving the violence of Belfast, Field Work is one of the poet's most celebrated volumes. The collection contains some of his best-loved poems, 'Oysters', 'Casualty', 'The Otter', 'The Strand at Lough Beg', and 'The Skunk', as well as his defining sequence 'Glanmore Sonnets'.

Looking Back

Looking Back

Never Explain, Never Apologise

  • Author: John Osborne
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780571196494
  • Category: Dramatists, English
  • Page: 592
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When John Osborne died at Christmas 1994, his obituaries cited his autobiographical writings as perfect examples of undiluted talent and acerbic wit. Now, Osborne's superb autobiographies, A Better Class of Person: 1929-1956 and Almost a Gentleman: 1955-1966 (winner of the J. R. Ackerley Prize), are available for the first time in one volume, Looking Back. 'A brilliant, funny, melancholy and acrimonious book of memoirs . . . Almost every page confirms that his powers as an elegist, definer of the Zeitgeist and master of unforgiving disgust remain undimmed.' Observer This volume also contains 'Bad John', a review by Alan Bennett of A Better Class of Person, and David Hare's eulogy for John Osborne at the memorial service for Osborne in 1995.

Ulysses

Ulysses

  • Author: James Joyce,General Press
  • Publisher: GENERAL PRESS
  • ISBN: 8180320995
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 860
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'Ulysses' is a novel by Irish writer James Joyce. It was first serialised in parts in the American journal 'The Little Review' from March 1918 to December 1920, and then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach in February 1922, in Paris. 'Ulysses' has survived bowdlerization, legal action and bitter controversy. Capturing a single day in the life of Dubliner Leopold Bloom, his friends Buck Mulligan and Stephen Dedalus, his wife Molly, and a scintillating cast of supporting characters, Joyce pushes Celtic lyricism and vulgarity to splendid extremes. An undisputed modernist classic, its ceaseless verbal inventiveness and astonishingly wide-ranging allusions confirm its standing as an imperishable monument to the human condition. It takes readers into the inner realms of human consciousness using the interior monologue style that came to be called stream of consciousness. In addition to this psychological characteristic, it gives a realistic portrait of the life of ordinary people living in Dublin, Ireland, on June 16, 1904. The novel was the subject of a famous obscenity trial in 1933, but was found by a U.S. district court in New York to be a work of art. The furor over the novel made Joyce a celebrity. In the long run, the work placed him at the forefront of the modern period of the early 1900s when literary works, primarily in the first two decades, explored interior lives and subjective reality in a new idiom, attempting to probe the human psyche in order to understand the human condition. This richly-allusive novel, revolutionary in its modernistic experimentalism, was hailed as a work of genius by W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot and Ernest Hemingway. Scandalously frank, wittily erudite, mercurially eloquent, resourcefully comic and generously humane, 'Ulysses' offers the reader a life-changing experience. Publisher : General Press

Damn You England

Damn You England

Collected Prose

  • Author: John Osborne
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571318363
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 272
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Well-known playwright and acerbic wit, John Osborne was a man of trenchant opinions which he was unafraid to express. Ranging from his infamous 1961 letter to Tribune which provides the book with its title to columns written in the last decade of his life, the prose on offer here bear witness to the rage, fury - and great tenderness - that inspired so much of his work.

Inglorious

Inglorious

  • Author: Joanna Kavenna
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571267815
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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Rosa Lane is a fashionable journalist in her thirties, already the picture of London achievement. Her handsome boyfriend is something in politics and her other friends are confident, prosperous and ambitious. But one afternoon, staring at her computer screen at work, she fails to see the point, walks out of her job - and begins her long fall from modern grace.

Bear in Mind These Dead

Bear in Mind These Dead

  • Author: Susan McKay
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571252184
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
  • View: 5451
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'A moving and timely work, which captures the lasting pain and grief of those who lost loved ones during the Troubles.' Eoin McHugh, Sunday Independent Nearly 4,000 people were killed during the Troubles. Susan McKay's book explores the difficult aftermath of the violence for families, friends and communities. By interviewing those who loved the missing and the dead, as well as some who narrowly survived, McKay gives a voice to those who are too often overlooked in the political histories. She has found grief and rage, as well as forgiveness. This book is a powerful and important contribution to the Northern Ireland power-sharing process. Only by confronting the brutality of the past can there be any hope that the dead may finally be laid to rest. 'An exemplary undertaking . . . a necessary book, which restores humanity to those among the dead who tend to be remembered in terms of statistics alone. Susan McKay has gone about her difficult task with bravery and finesse.' Patricia Craig, Independent 'Peace can only endure if the dead can finally be laid to rest. Bear in Mind These Dead is a moving and important contribution to that process.' Derry Journal 'Tremendously moving . . . Anyone who wants to understand the sectarian conflict of Northern Ireland must examine the individual tragedies that go to make up the broader narrative. This is the grim task to which McKay so admirably applies herself.' Andrew Anthony, Observer

How to Become a Writer

How to Become a Writer

Faber Modern Classics

  • Author: Lorrie Moore
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780571323289
  • Category: Authorship
  • Page: 32
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Taken from award-winning writer Lorrie Moore's debut short story collection Self-Help (1985), How To Become a Writer is a wryly witty deconstruction of tips for aspiring writers, told in vignettes by a self-absorbed narrator who fails to observe the wrold around her. A modern classic, this story has been pulled out to accompany the launch of the Faber Modern Classics list.